I’m certain that you would not think there will be a Lavender Farm in Hawaii.
Lavender is not a native species to Hawaii. As for how lavender first came to Hawaii, the history is a bit unclear. The upcountry Kula area of Maui has cooler drier climate and rich volcanic soil that creates an optimal environment for lavender plants to grow.
It sure smells good here … but No Dogs are Allowed which I totally understand.
It’s alright cause mom left the sunroof and windows open.
I can see and smell the field of lavender.
Ali’i Chang was the owner and farmer of Ali’i Kula Lavender.
In 2001, a lavender was given to Ali’i by a dear friend.
Ali’i planted the herb and in 2002 the Ali’i Kula Lavender was established.
Ali’i in Hawaiian means royalty. Mr. Ali’i was well loved by many and described his lavender farm as a master of art. Sadly Ali’i passed away April 2011, his son Koa is continuing his legacy.
There are 55,000 lavender plants blooming on this 13.5 acre field of serenity.
Also, more than 45 varieties of the lovely plants, such as hydrangeas and proteas, are grown on the farm. Typically July, August, September are peak blooming lavender months.
As you enter the Ali’i Kula Lavender farm, you’ll be greeted with this scenery …
When Ali’i created Kula Lavender he formulated a mantra,“Relax, Rejuvenate, Renew.”
The dragonfly is used as their logo, an emblem that symbolizes rebirth and renewal.
There are many sanctuaries spots throughout the grounds, picturesque places to just sit and meditate. Everywhere you look, you’ll be surrounded by beauty.
You’ll find an array of lavender products at Ali’s Kula Lavender’s quaint gift shop.
My mom’s favorites are their gourmet seasonings which contains lavender.
It’s has become her secret ingredients in her cooking.
Can you guess what my mom brought me?
Lastly after touring the farm, a lavender scone is a must have at their charming outdoor patio.
We sure enjoyed the smell of Lavender.
If you plan to visit Maui, Hawaii, a visit to Ali’i Kula Lavender farm is a must.
It’s a hidden treasure of upcountry Kula.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
Hope you enjoyed another edition of Sugar’s Golden Tours, Kula, Maui, HI
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